This bed is made for so much beyond camping! I have used it on more than one occasion as a bed! For a while it was in our guest room, and it was a couple of feet off of the ground, it is made to be higher than normal air beds, and it is so easy to inflate! You plug it into the wall, press a button, and than - when it is filled to the level that you would like, you switch the button off, and it is complete. There is a handy compartment to tuck in the plug while you are not using it... I like this, it gives the appearance of a bed, rather than an air bed - Once its made up, you can barely tell its not a bed.
Deflating is just as easy, there is a nozzle that can be turned, and the air will come rushing out! Super easy to inflate, super easy to deflate - and it actually fits back into the bag that it comes with rather easily when you are finished with it! It is great! I have a power inverter for camping, but I have never used this bed while camping because It wouldn't fit into my tent! This is more of a functional temporary bed than anything. Very comfortable, and it stays inflated for a very long time!